3 Benefits of Concrete Staining

couple sitting on stained floorConcrete floors are becoming a popular home design trend for several reasons. When compared to other flooring types, concrete is usually much easier to keep clean and it will likely look great for many, many years to come. In addition to durability and easy cleaning, concrete flooring is also popular due to its design versatility through painting or staining. Staining seems to be the more popular choice for concrete floors, as paint has a tendency to scratch, chip and wear away. Here are a few more benefits of staining concrete floors... [Read more...]

Tired of Your Garage Floors? Colour Solutions Can Help!

Garage Floor CoatingIt's no secret that Spring is when homeowners frequently decide to make improvements and upgrades to their properties. Being cooped up during the dreary winter months seems to inspire many of us to get our homes in order. (Maybe it was all those snow days spent watching HGTV?) When it comes to our garage floors, many homeowners think that there are not too many options. There is also a tendency to put these flooring improvements on the back burner, because they are viewed as majorly inconvenient to live with. However, a floor that is less than perfect may be easier to change than you thought!  Colour Solutions has the answers for how to update, refinish, or restore. Our team is experienced in a variety of applications, including staining, painting, and refinishing. In the cases of homes with an attached garage, this space often becomes the most used entrance into the residence. When the garage floor is dingy, cracked, or just unappealing, the house in turn becomes guilty by association. That is, the condition of the garage can set the tone for the entire residence. Even when the garage space is neatly organized and tidy, a yucky, oil stained, paint splotched floor can cast its evil shadow. Living with a garage floor that does not meet your standards is not obligatory! The Colour Solutions crew has a number of ways to spruce up garage floors. Sometimes, all it may need is a thorough pressure washing or treatment with a few of our products designed just for concrete. A professional cleaning is often all it takes to restore a garage floor to like-new condition. Afterwards, many of our customers are so pleased with the initial cleaning that they choose to go the extra mile and have the floor professionally painted or stained. If that sounds like something you'd like to consider, we will be happy to show you samples of past jobs and discuss which choices would work best for your existing floor. Could a NASCAR theme be in your garage's future? To learn more, schedule an appointment, or discuss paint and stain options, please call Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067. Related Posts: Garage Floor Coatings For Wilmington NC Homes Let Colour Solutions Rejuvenate Your Cement Flooring! Why Paint A Cement Floor

Let Colour Solutions Rejuvenate Your Cement Flooring!

Painted Cement FloorLet's face it, no matter how much effort goes into achieving great curb appeal, the effect is lost when certain areas are not up to par. This is especially true of garage floors. Since many homes have entryways that are frequently accessed through the garage, it is important to keep those floors looking their best. The cement and concrete surface areas in garages are prone to color irregularities and stains from oil leaks. The team at Colour Solutions knows just how to bring those floors back to life with pressure washing and a variety of coatings, paints and stains. Because there are so many products available for upgrading cement finishes, our painting pros can help you evaluate which ones would best suit your needs. In addition to completely freshening up a garage floor, painting or staining it also serves to hide flaws and tiny cracks. We encourage you to visit our online gallery to see jobs we've completed in the Wilmington area. Along the Cape Fear coast, some of the most popular color choices for cement and concrete floors have been gray, terra cotta, green, white, and red. Regardless of which color you choose, rest assured that when we are done, it will look its best! To learn more, schedule an appointment, or discuss paint and stain options, please call Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067.

Why Paint A Cement Floor

Cement floors are typically found in garages, workshops and patios. While it's not always necessary to paint these surfaces, doing so can be beneficial to your home or place of business. In addition to creating a more aesthetically pleasing space, painting a concrete floor can add resale value to your home. Cleanliness is always a big selling point for homes, and while garage and patio floors will inevitably get dirty, if the surface is painted, it can be kept clean much more easily. Concrete is porous, which means there are millions of tiny holes within the material. These tiny holes allow dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants to seep into the concrete itself, making it extremely difficult to clean. If you've ever wondered why the stains on your garage floor are impossible to remove, even after pressure washing, this is why. Adding a coat of epoxy concrete paint will create a protective barrier between the concrete and all the nasty stuff that will fall on it. You can choose just about any color you want for your concrete surface, but most homeowners choose a neutral color. You can even choose a solid color look or add loose flakes for a terrazo or granite effect. To learn more about concrete painting, talk to the experts at Colour Solutions. Call today for a free estimate! 910-686-3067